I probably should tell you guys about my experience and pans for the tank.
I am going for a heavy planted tank with fifteen to twenty small fish. Tetras mostly. Eventually I want to get a pair of German blue rams. I would like to also incorporate some inverts.
I have decent experience mostly with saltwater reefs. I'm piecing this together with equipment I already have.
I'm concerned about the substrate. Is it alright to use just the sand?
Also not sure about the background. I have black paint, but I really like the look of the back lit tanks. Although it looks like a pain to set up.
I'm trying to get this started on the cheap.